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Keep up to date with latest commissions, current productions, relevant industry news and insights, upcoming events, launches and much more from the ITN Productions team.

ITNP film in Juvenile Detention Facility

21 Aug 2017


ITNP film in Juvenile Detention Facility

ITNP Industry News travelled to Malibu last week to film at Camp Kilpatrick Juvenile Detention Facility for the ICPA.  

The Camp re-opened in June this year after being re-designed by DLR Group with natural light, better acoustics and access to the outdoors.  

This new setting has been found to influence positive behaviour, reduce incidents and create a less-stressful environment for staff.

 

easyJet documentary takes off

15 Aug 2017


easyJet documentary takes off

The first instalment of our groundbreaking new fly-on-the-wall documentary 'easyJet: Inside the Cockpit' aired last night at 9pm on ITV. If you missed it, fear not! You can watch it on catch up here.

It did tremendously well with an average audience of 3.7million (peaking at 4million) leaving it in the running to be one of the highest-rating documentaries of the year for ITV. 

Make sure to watch the next episode on Monday 21st August, 9pm on ITV.

'easyJet: Inside the Cockpit' begins Monday

10 Aug 2017


'easyJet: Inside the Cockpit' begins Monday

The 2 part documentary series 'easyJet: Inside the Cockpit' begins this Monday on ITV at 9pm!

Becoming a pilot involves dedication and determination. Follow rookie pilots as they take their first steps from the flight school classroom to flying with hundreds of paying passengers on board.

IAAF partners with ITN Productions

01 Aug 2017


IAAF partners with ITN Productions

ITN Productions has formed a joint venture company for Host Broadcasting and Media Production with the IAAF. The company will incorporate traditional and digital production and 24/7 storytelling.

ITN Productions will work with rights holders, event organisers, sponsors and athletes to ensure quality and consistency of production across the sport. 

'Children of Syria' nominations

27 Jul 2017


'Children of Syria' nominations

‘Children of Syria’ has had a very successful week receiving two Emmy nominations for 'Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary' and 'Best Documentary'.

It has also been shortlisted for a Grierson Award in the ‘Best Documentary’ category.

Sarah Payne doc receives rave reviews

20 Jul 2017


Sarah Payne doc receives rave reviews

ITN Productions sensitive 1.5 hour documentary film 'Sarah Payne: A Mother's Story' received outstanding ratings and rave reviews.

"Sarah Payne: A Mother’s Story trod softly and let the terrible facts speak for themselves." The Telegraph 

Watch Sarah Payne: A Mother's Story on Demand 5

'Sarah Payne: A mother's story'

18 Jul 2017


'Sarah Payne: A mother's story'

Luke and Lee Payne remember killer Roy Whiting smiling and waving as he drove their sister away.

Hear the family speak about this painful event and the long lasting effects in tomorrow's documentary for Channel 5 'Sarah Payne: A Mother's Story' at 9pm.

You can also read the full BBC article by clicking below.

Excitement hits the offices of ITNP

18 Jul 2017


Excitement hits the offices of ITNP

We all know that in an office environment you can find yourself getting excited about things you normally wouldn't, such as a delivery of new stationery.

Well imagine the excitement levels in the ITNP offices today when our delivery of brand new office mugs arrived!

Each department of ITNP now has it's own branded mugs as part of the ITNP rebrand. 

'Brands as Broadcasters' by Simon Shelley

18 Jul 2017


'Brands as Broadcasters' by Simon Shelley

"I was recently invited to present at the Content Marketing Association ‘Digital Breakfast’ on the topic of ‘Brands as Broadcasters’.

This is the idea that brands are moving towards being broadcasters in their own right, utilising the democratisation of social channels to reach wide audiences with a vast array of content, not just about the brand, but often more about the world around that brand."

Click below to read the full article by Simon Shelley, Head of Industry News.

Mel meets Harry Styles and Fionn Whitehead

13 Jul 2017


Mel meets Harry Styles and Fionn Whitehead

Mel interviewed Harry Styles and Fionn Whitehead about their new film 'Dunkirk' yesterday.

Did you know that they tried method acting with corned beef?

To watch the full interview click below. 

'Be the Business' movement

12 Jul 2017


'Be the Business' movement

ITNP Industry News have been supporting the Productivity Leadership Group, producing videos with Brand Ambassadors to spearhead the 'Be the Business' movement.

You can read all about it and register to be part of it by clicking here.  

Or find out at what time of day successful industry icons, such Deborah Meaden and Matt Barbet, are most productive by clicking below.

ITNP run the British 10K

10 Jul 2017


ITNP run the British 10K

ITN Productions ran the British 10K through the heart of the capital on yesterday, raising £1,700 for The Whitechapel Mission to help the homeless.

Congratulations to all who took part on such a hot day!

'The Power of A' by Greg Melia CAE

07 Jul 2017


'The Power of A' by Greg Melia CAE

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has been advocating on behalf of the association community for nearly 100 years.

The heart of the initiative’s message is that associations make a difference in every corner of the US, and in every industry.

To read the full article by Greg Melia CAE click below.

U.S. ITNP Industry News launch 'Trusted Leader'

03 Jul 2017


U.S. ITNP Industry News launch 'Trusted Leader'

Industry News US launched the AWHONN 'Trusted Leader' program last week in New Orleans.

Attended by over 3,500 nurses and healthcare professionals, the 'Trusted Leaders' programme highlights the valued and vital role of nurses working in women's health, obstetrics and neonatal nursing.

To watch the programme click below.

Crime documentary 'Murdered by My Daughter'

27 Jun 2017


Crime documentary 'Murdered by My Daughter'

ITN productions continued its successful run of fast-turnaround crime documentaries for Channel 5 with yet another ratings success last night at 1.2 million viewers.  

‘Murdered by My Daughter’ followed the case of Britain’s youngest double murderers – the 14 year old who killed her mother and sister with the help of her teenage boyfriend.

It’s the 12th crime documentary for Channel 5 so far this year. 

ITNP sign digital production deal with ICC

26 Jun 2017


ITNP sign digital production deal with ICC

ITNP has extended its partnership with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to provide digital clip productions services to clip licensees for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup. 

Following a successful integration for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, star players and key moments will be showcased in a variety of ways, from individual clips of in-match content to curated packages and highlights clips. 

Butlins launches 'Summer Breaks' campaign

26 Jun 2017


Butlins launches 'Summer Breaks' campaign

Butlin’s has launched their ‘Summer Breaks’ sponsorship of ITV’s The Voice Kids, with the campaign creative and production by ITN Productions.

The family-focused sponsorship series premiered on Saturday June 10 with the tagline Discovering Something Special.

ITN Plotting British Invasion Into U.S. Market

20 Jun 2017


ITN Plotting British Invasion Into U.S. Market

“We’ve built a lot of our business plan on rapid U.S. growth. We have intentions to hire and employ a lot of extra head count in the next 18 months and set up offices in the east and west,” said Mark Browning, ITN Productions group managing director.

“For us, probably the single biggest and most exciting opportunity as a U.K. production company is working with U.S. networks and getting into the U.S. sector.”

Sports look to data enrich the fan experience

19 Jun 2017


Sports look to data enrich the fan experience

“Producers are working out how to create more inventory for their clients" says Tim Godfrey, Partnerships Director for ITNP Sport.

ITN Productions is testing a number of different “medical grade” sensors and devices and says it would assign a specialist to a future production to assist in the interpretation and presentation of the data on screen.

'Alternative Election Night' success

09 Jun 2017


'Alternative Election Night' success

ITNP have had a major victory with our overnight live election coverage for Channel 4 in the format of the 'Alternative Election Night', hosted by David Mitchell and (as the Telegraph described him) the man-stallion that is Jeremy Paxman. 

With a tiny team and a modest budget we created a successful 10 hour long show.

Channel 4 said of it "Our show was a complicated mix of content and talent but felt brilliantly judged and balanced on air."

Trump is TV doc gold dust

09 Jun 2017


Trump is TV doc gold dust

ITN Productions' editorial director, Chris Shaw, speaks to The Hollywood Reporter about Donald Trump.

He is "...gold dust for TV documentary producers".

To read the article click below.

Realscreen award for 'Interview with a Murderer'

08 Jun 2017


Realscreen award for 'Interview with a Murderer'

ITNP Television were delighted to have won the Crime & Investigation award at last nights Realscreen 2017 Awards for 'Interview With A Murderer'.

Data capture of athletes to innovate sporting events

08 Jun 2017


Data capture of athletes to innovate sporting events

ITN Productions is exploring ways of capturing telemetry from sensors worn by athletes and presenting the data to fans on digital platforms.

"We want to innovate in this area to provide a more indepth view of an event than ever before" says Tim Godfrey, Partnerships Director.

To read the rest of this Broadcast article click below.

Alternative Election Night

08 Jun 2017


Alternative Election Night

Tune in to Channel 4 tonight at 9pm for our 'Alternative Election Night', co-produced with Zeppatron.

Includes Jeremy Paxman, David Mitchell, Cathy Newman, Richard Osman, Romesh Ranganathan and more..

Tami Hoffman joins ITNP News

07 Jun 2017


Tami Hoffman joins ITNP News

Welcome to our new Head of News, Tami Hoffman. What a week to start, Election week!

Tami was previously an editor at Sky News.

 

 

Who did Mel meet this week?

02 Jun 2017


Who did Mel meet this week?

This week our Mel got to chat with Priyanka Chopra, Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario, stars of the new 'Baywatch' movie. 

She also interviewed 'Neighbours' legend Susan Kennedy and Rob Mills.

Click below to see her interview with the 'Baywatch' cast.

Adam at Butlins

01 Jun 2017


Adam at Butlins

The Advertising team have just come back from a 3 day shoot to create new idents for Butlins.

Here's our Head of Client Services, Adam Barnett, taking a moment from the shoot to spend some quality time with Butlins' Billy Bear.  

ITNP Industry News have been busy...

26 May 2017


ITNP Industry News have been busy...

ITNP Industry News have been very busy week indeed with a whopping 3 programme launches in one week.

'The Future of the Single Market' for AmCham EU launched at the European Business Summit, 'The Changing Face of Retail' for BRC launched at Retail 2020 and 'Above and Beyond' launched for POLFED at the Police Federation Annual Conference 2017.

Focal Awards 2017 win for the archive team

25 May 2017


Focal Awards 2017 win for the archive team

Head of UK Sales, Simon Wood, and his archive footage team were awarded 'Footage Employee of the Year' at The Focal Awards last night. Simon accepted the award on behalf of his team.

Simon Shelley meets Prince Charles

19 May 2017


Simon Shelley meets Prince Charles

Head of Industry News Production, Simon Shelley, was delighted to meet Prince Charles yesterday. Simon attended the College of Medicine event ‘Social prescribing: from rhetoric to reality’ at the Kings Fund, as Industry News are currently working on a programme about the very same subject.

‘Social prescribing: from rhetoric to reality’ is not about asking 'what’s the matter with someone?' but rather 'what matters to someone?' Prince Charles is a huge supporter of that work and we'll hopefully be interviewing him for the programme.

'Going Back, Giving Back' is back!

18 May 2017


'Going Back, Giving Back' is back!

Aled Jones returns for a new 5 part series of 'Going Back, Giving Back'. You can watch it every week day, starting this coming Monday on BBC1 at 9:30am.

 

Broadcast award nomination for 'Camps to Champs'

18 May 2017


Broadcast award nomination for 'Camps to Champs'

ITNP Television have been nominated for a Broadcast Digital Award, in the 'Best Non-Scripted Online Short' category for 'Camps to Champs'.

'Camps to Champs' see Olympic athletes invite viewers to experience how sport can positively change lives. 

ITNP Sport Football Tournament

11 May 2017


ITNP Sport Football Tournament

After years of heartbreak the Sports team were finally crowned champions at this year’s ITNP Sport Football Tournament. 

All proceeds from the tournament went to the charity Rethink Mental Illness, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, and former Premier League footballer Clarke Carlisle was on hand to present the prize to the winning team, as well as taking the time to referee a few games.

Grand Opening of new ITNP Post Production

05 May 2017


Grand Opening of new ITNP Post Production

Last night saw the launch party to celebrate the grand opening of the new ITNP Post Production facilities.

80 people joined Post Production for a live DJ and lots of awesome tech demos.

The Good, the Bad and the Hired

04 May 2017


The Good, the Bad and the Hired

ITNP Sport attend the BT Sport Industry Awards

29 Apr 2017


ITNP Sport attend the BT Sport Industry Awards

Last night Tim Godfrey, Partnerships Director, and Raj Mannick, Head of Sport, attended the BT Sport Industry Awards, the largest of its kind.

The Awards celebrate the best in the business and attracts sports stars, celebrities and senior figures from across the industry and beyond.  

ITNP Sport debuts as IAAF host broadcaster

27 Apr 2017


ITNP Sport debuts as IAAF host broadcaster

Last weekend saw our debut outing as host broadcaster for the IAAF World Relay Championships in the Bahamas.

The competition took place over two days in Nassau, and saw some of the fastest athletes on the planet compete in teams for the coveted Golden Baton.

The revolutionary production included a Facebook Live Friday night preview show, and most importantly a superbly executed broadcast of all the races.

 

Mel talks to Dave Bautista for ODE

25 Apr 2017


Mel talks to Dave Bautista for ODE

Melissa Nathoo spoke to some of the cast of the new Marvel film, Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, this week.

Click below to see her interview with Dave Bautista who plays Drax.

'Soham Revisited: 15 Years On' documentary (1)

24 Apr 2017


'Soham Revisited: 15 Years On' documentary

It was a story that horrified the country. 10 year old best friends Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman left a family BBQ to buy some sweets - but never came home. 

To find out more about the 90 minute special documentary that's on tomorrow night click bellow.

Game on for remote production (1)

21 Apr 2017


Game on for remote production

Broadcast recently interviewed our Director of Sport, Alastair Waddington and our Chief Technology Officer, Bevan Gibson about the capabilities afforded to us by incoming IP-based technologies.

As host broadcaster for the IAAF World Relays this month we will be expanding our remote production model out to the Bahamas.

To find out more take a look at the article, click the link below.

ITNP partners with LCCA for art exhibition

12 Apr 2017


ITNP partners with LCCA for art exhibition

ITN Productions have entered into a new partnership with the London College of Contemporary Arts.

We have offered them an ‘exhibition space’ on one of the walls of our office and in return they will offer us art work from the students to be hung there on a quarterly rotation.

To learn more about the project click below.  

 

Thursday 'telly take-over' (1)

10 Apr 2017


Thursday 'telly take-over'

This coming Thursday ITN Productions will be taking over your telly's with a programme triple whammy.

There will be 'On Benefits' at 8pm and 'Fritzl: What Happened Next' at 10pm on Channel 5. There is also 'Super Orgasm' at 10pm on Channel 4!

ITNP Sport attend the EFL Awards

10 Apr 2017


ITNP Sport attend the EFL Awards

Here's some of the ITNP Sport team looking glam at the EFL Awards.

The Football League Awards is an annual awards ceremony commemorating football-related people involved in the three divisions of the Football League. 

Industry News shortlisted for the ‘International & European Association Awards’ (1)

07 Apr 2017


Industry News shortlisted for the ‘International & European Association Awards’

Industry News found out this week that they have been shortlisted for a nomination in the ‘Best TV Video Channel category’ for the International & European Association Awards.

The Awards Ceremony takes place on Wednesday 3rd May in Austria as part of the Associations World Congress on 2 - 4 May.

'Shannon Matthews: The Mother's Story'

06 Apr 2017


'Shannon Matthews: The Mother's Story'

‘Shannon Matthews: The mothers story’ is the following instalment to the successful Channel 5 documentary ‘Shannon Matthews: What happened next’.

It went out last night and will be aired again at 10pm this Sunday on My5.

Tune in to watch Karen explain her motives for the kidnap of her daughter.

ITNP makes Realscreen's Global 100 List

05 Apr 2017


ITNP makes Realscreen's Global 100 List

We are delighted to find out that we've been included in Realscreen Magazine's Global 100 list.

Click below to see the full list.

Industry News - US first launch of the year (1)

03 Apr 2017


Industry News - US first launch of the year

The Industry News team in the United States had their first launch of the year this weekend with ‘A Place for Living’, in partnership with ACHCA (American College of Health Care Administrators). 

The programme was premiered at the ACHCA 51st Annual Convocation & Exposition in St Louis, Missouri. Things kicked off on Saturday with a short intro and presentation to the board. The programme was then officially launched during the opening session on Sunday, introduced by Cecilia Sepp CAE, President & CEO, ACHA.

Both the ACHCA and all participants were thrilled with the programme and launch. ‘A Place for Living’ can be viewed below.

A night of Magnificent Madness at The Oscars®

31 Mar 2017


A night of Magnificent Madness at The Oscars®

"We may not have won an Oscar, but it was a thrilling ride all the same, says ITN Productions editorial director Chris Shaw."

Click below to read the full Broadcast article on Chris' first Oscar® experience.

'Camps to Champs' makes OWM Shortlist

30 Mar 2017


'Camps to Champs' makes OWM Shortlist

The Shortlist for the One World Media Awards has been announced and 'Camps to Champs' has been shortlisted in the Popular Features Category.

We look forward to the announcement of the nominees in early May. Take a look at the full shortlist here.

To find out a bit more about the programme click below to read of this fantasitc Huffington post article by Olympic Silver Medallist Samantha Murray 'The Power Of Sport For The Displaced'.

Congratulations to Marcel

27 Mar 2017


Congratulations to Marcel

This weekend Marcel Mettelsiefen (director of Oscar® nominated film WATANI: MY HOMELAND) was awarded the Grand Prix du Figra for 'Syria, Return to Aleppo', which is France’s most prestigious documentary award.

It also won the Young Jury Award at Figra.

The Last Days of George Michael

24 Mar 2017


The Last Days of George Michael

Last night ‘The Last Days of George Michael’ was watched on Channel 5 at 9pm by 1.3m people, currently making it the most watched programme in its slot this year after ‘Celebrity Big Brother’. 

The documentary charted the days leading up to the shocking death of music icon George Michael on Christmas Day 2016.

ASAE's American Associations Day

23 Mar 2017


ASAE's American Associations Day

Industry News have just spent the past two days filming US association leaders at ASAE's American Associations Day in Washington DC.  

If you've ever wondered what associations are all about, click below to watch a video of the event.

'Video and your association' event

22 Mar 2017


'Video and your association' event

This morning ITNP Industry News held their breakfast event “Video and Your Association” at Kings Place. The event was designed to give insight into the world of associations and creating an effective video strategy.

Massive thanks to Jon Snow for kicking off proceedings with his observations about the growth and future of ITN Productions. Also thanks to some familiar faces for joining us on our panel, including Adam ‘two panels in two days’ Barnett, Grant Fulton and Louisa Preston. 

Advertising speak at CMO Inspired Conference

21 Mar 2017


Advertising speak at CMO Inspired Conference

The ITNP Advertising team are currently at the CMO Inspired Conference at Sopwell House in St Albans. 

This morning Mark and Adam spoke about 'Real and relevant content' and the importance of authentic storytelling within the industry.

EasyJet excitement 'takes off'

20 Mar 2017


EasyJet excitement 'takes off'

Filming has begun for our easyJet fly-on-the-wall documentary. This revolutionary series will be the first to use a mini fixed-rig in the cockpit following easyJet’s pilots-to-be as they take off for the very first time.

With women making up only 5% of pilots worldwide, the series will also include inspirational female role models and efforts to increase the proportion of female recruits.

Click below to read the full article.

ITN Productions 'Green' shoot

10 Mar 2017


ITN Productions 'Green' shoot

As a company we are conscious of how much waste can be created on a large commercial shoot.

With that in mind, click below to find out what our Advertising team decided to do to combat this on their most recent shoot.

Second win for 'Interview with a murderer'

09 Mar 2017


Second win for 'Interview with a murderer'

‘Interview with a Murderer’ achieved it's second win at the RTS Awards on Wednesday night for Best Home Current Affairs, alongside 7 other awards for ITN.

Mel chats to Hugh Jackman

09 Mar 2017


Mel chats to Hugh Jackman

This week Mel chatted to Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart about 'Logan' and their final roles as Wolverine and Professor X.

Click below to see the full interview.

First Industry News programme launch of the year

07 Mar 2017


First Industry News programme launch of the year

The Industry News team launched their first programme of the year last night. A special preview launch event of ‘Vision for the Future’ for the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) took place at the Intercontinental London, Park Lane before the IMI Annual Dinner.

All guests, including participants of the programme were extremely positive about the programme and their experience with the ITN productions team.

To view the programme and find out more about IMI click below.

ITNP appointed as Host Broadcaster for IAAF World Relays

01 Mar 2017


ITNP appointed as Host Broadcaster for IAAF World Relays

We're excited to announce that IAAF have appointed us as Host Broadcaster for the 2017 IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas!

Our live coverage of the IAAF World Relays will feature 16-18 cameras and will incorporate digital and social media coverage. We will also be providing an integrated live feed for international television and radio rights holders of the opening and closing ceremonies, all races and medal ceremonies.

Click below for more info. (© Getty Images for IAAF)

'Shannon Matthews: What happened next' documentary

28 Feb 2017


'Shannon Matthews: What happened next' documentary

The disappearance of Shannon Matthews was a story that first gripped and then appalled Britain. Nine years on, executive producers Ian Rumsey and Andy Dunn's documentary 'Shannon Matthews: What happened next' investigates the aftermath of one of Britain's most notorious crimes.

When aired, the documentary averaged 1.4 million viewers (peak at 1.6m), beating ITV, BBC2 & Channel 4 in the slot. 

Click below for full article and where to view.

ITN Productions takes to The Oscars red carpet

27 Feb 2017


ITN Productions takes to The Oscars red carpet

Today was a momentous day for ITN Productions. We walked the red carpet of The Oscars for the first time, wondering if our Best Documentary Short Category nomination for WATANI: MY HOMELAND would come up trumps.

We didn't walk away with The Oscar in the end but this is another big milestone moment for us in growing our business, particularly in growing the business in the U.S.

Image: WATANI Executive Producer, Chris Shaw with wife Martha Kearney

Using live / documentary-style production in video marketing

23 Feb 2017


Using live / documentary-style production in video marketing

In this AMA article Mark Browning makes the case for applying video production skills used in news and documentaries to marketing.

The same storytelling used in news or other video formats can help authenticate marketing or branded content.

To read the whole article click below.

'Murdered by my Fiance'

23 Feb 2017


'Murdered by my Fiance'

'Murdered by my Fiance' is an exclusive documentary following the investigation into the murder of Helen Bailey, and the conviction of Ian Stewart.

Airing Thursday 23 February at 10pm on Channel 5. Executive Producers: Ian Rumsey and Andy Dunn

Click below to read more about the twists and turns of this tragic tale.

What an Oscar means to an independent studio

22 Feb 2017


What an Oscar means to an independent studio

Our M.D. Mark Browning talked to The Hollywood Reporter about our Oscar® nominated documentary film WATANI: MY HOMELAND and his U.S. expansion plans for the company.

"...this is another big milestone moment for us in growing the business, particularly in growing the business in the U.S."

Click below to find out why.

ITNP nominated for two RTS awards

08 Feb 2017


ITNP nominated for two RTS awards

Nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards have been announced and we are up for two categories!

Current Affairs - International nomination: 'Children on the Frontline'

Current Affairs - Home: 'Interview with a Murderer'

To view the full list click below.

'Interview with a Murderer' wins Best Doc

02 Feb 2017


'Interview with a Murderer' wins Best Doc

'Interview with a Murderer' won Best Documentary Programme at the Broadcast Awards 2017 last night. To view the documentary click below

Also in the category were: 'Abused: The Untold Story', 'Behind Closed Doors', 'How to Die: Simon's Choice', 'The Murder of Sadie Hartley' and 'Swim the Channel'.

Birthday Shoot

24 Jan 2017


Birthday Shoot

When Industry News freelance reporter, Jon 'the voice of Siri' Briggs agreed to today's shoot, he told his producer that he was happy to be working on his birthday. He was teamed up with DOP David 'Rocksteadi' Crute only to discover that it was his birthday too! 

The two birthday Boys gowned up for a photo whilst filming an innovative anesthesiology technique at Royal Union Hospital, Bath.

'WATANI: MY HOMELAND' nominated for Oscar®

24 Jan 2017


'WATANI: MY HOMELAND' nominated for Oscar®

ITN Productions is delighted to announce that 'WATANI: MY HOMELAND', a unique film documenting the refugee journey of one Syrian family, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary Short Subject category. 

Click below to find out more.

ITNP appoints first Head of Creative

17 Jan 2017


ITNP appoints first Head of Creative

ITN Productions has appointed Kathryn Dufty as the first Head of Creative of its advertising production business to further amplify the creative output of its TV commercials and branded content teams 

Find out more about our new Head of Creative by clicking below.

La La Land interview with Ryan Gosling

13 Jan 2017


La La Land interview with Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling jokes that his friends have told him to stop playing the piano all the time and he'll maybe consider doing a stage version of La La Land. Interview by Melissa Nathoo, ITN Productions news presenter.

Click below to see full interview.

'Going Back Giving Back' Recommissioned

13 Jan 2017


'Going Back Giving Back' Recommissioned

This week we’ve begun work on a new series of Going Back Giving Back for the BBC, which has been re-commissioned for five further episodes. It’s succinctly summed up by the BBC as: A place for heart-warming stories and life-changing journeys.

We’re currently on the hunt for worthy beneficiaries and potential donors, please contact chris.dodd@itn.co.uk with your suggestions.

Seize the Holiday wins 'Campaign of the Year 2016'

06 Jan 2017


Seize the Holiday wins 'Campaign of the Year 2016'

#SiezeTheHoliday live ad for Virgin Holidays, created by AMV and produced by ITN Productions and HLA, beat off tough competition from Adidas and Channel 4 to take home the prize of ‘Campaign of the Year 2016’ by Marketing Week.

Click below for more info on #SiezeTheHoliday, the world's first live ad campaign.

On set for The Christmas Channel

22 Dec 2016


On set for The Christmas Channel

Filming and editing is now complete for the Jerusalem Productions' Christmas campaign 2016 (formerly known as Nativity Factor).

Our Head of Ventures, Duncan (see photo), has been working alongside a team of specialist Christian film makers on two short films for YouTube.

Click here to see the first film and here to see the second film.

Bake Off's Andrew Smyth joins Industry News

19 Dec 2016


Bake Off's Andrew Smyth joins Industry News

Industry News is feeling festive this week after filming with engineer and Bake Off finalist Andrew Smyth for the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Andrew put both of his skill-sets to good use by showing us how to engineer a Christmas gingerbread house.

 

Double win for Escape from ISIS

16 Dec 2016


Double win for Escape from ISIS

'Escape from ISIS' has achieved a double win for the Broadcast team by winning a Rory Peck and a Columbia duPont Journalism Award.

To find out more about the duPont award winners click below.

ITNP NewsXchange Breakfast Event

08 Dec 2016


ITNP NewsXchange Breakfast Event

The ITN Productions news team held a breakfast event for our broadcast and digital news clients at this year’s NewsXchange conference, in the DR Koncerthuset.

This year's NewsXchange saw opening speech from Ulrik Haagerup, Director of News at DR TV, followed by a keynote from Nigel Farage. Other noted speakers included Patrick Worrall of Channel 4 News, along with Patrick Walker of Facebook.

Camps to Champs Premiere

08 Dec 2016


Camps to Champs Premiere

'Camps to Champs: The Power of Sport for the Displaced' launches with a premiere event at the ICA tonight. The Olympic Channel Original Series follows Olympic heroes as they visit refugee camps and areas for displaced people to see how sport can positively change lives.
 
The episode will go live at 7.30pm, directly after the screening, at www.olympicchannel.com and further episodes will be released weekly for the next three Thursdays.

Children on the Frontline wins award at Rory Peck and FPA

08 Dec 2016


Children on the Frontline wins award at Rory Peck and FPA

We are very proud to be able to congratulate Marcel Mettelsiefen and our Broadcast team on their continued awards success for 'Children on the Frontline: The Escape'. Last night it won a Rory Peck award and the FPA voted it TV Doc / Feature Story of the year. Marcel also won FPA's Journalist of the Year. 

Click below to view the trailer.

'Healthy Communities, Healthy People' launches

01 Dec 2016


'Healthy Communities, Healthy People' launches

Today Industry News launched their latest programme 'Healthy Communities, Healthy People' at the NHS Alliance Health Creation day. The programme looks at every aspect of health and social care and how we can improve peoples health and well being across the entire population. 

Click below to take a look at the trailer.

ITNP Advertising team win gold at the CMA Awards

28 Nov 2016


ITNP Advertising team win gold at the CMA Awards

We couldn't be prouder of our Advertising team for winning gold last night at The CMA International Content Marketing Awards 2016. The branded content they created for Barclays came top in the category for 'Best Finance' film.   

Click below to view the video of last nights events.

ITNP is shortlisted for the Broadcast Awards 2017

24 Nov 2016


ITNP is shortlisted for the Broadcast Awards 2017

BEST DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMME
Interview with A Murderer
ITN Productions for Channel 4

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Children on the Frontline: The Escape
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Documentary about Big Ben announced

24 Nov 2016


Documentary about Big Ben announced

The House of Commons has now announced that we will be making a series of unique programmes for Channel 4 which will document the epic transformation of the Elizabeth Tower, the Great Clock and the Great Bell, also known as Big Ben.

 

On Set with the ITNP Advertising team

21 Nov 2016


On Set with the ITNP Advertising team

It’s been a busy time for the Branded Content team who were on a two day shoot last week for Barclays combining three locations across London.

They put the cast through their paces literally, forcing them to deliver lines whilst on the treadmill – multitasking at its finest! 

Melissa meets The Cookie Monster

18 Nov 2016


Melissa meets The Cookie Monster

Last week our Digital News reporter Melissa Nathoo was lucky enough to meet The Cookie Monster!

Click here to watch them boogie to 'Can't Stop the Feeling' by Justin Timberlake.

Children on the Frontline wins AIB award

03 Nov 2016


Children on the Frontline wins AIB award

We are delighted to have won an award at the Association for International Broadcasting Awards last night.

Our documentary 'Children on the Frontline: The Escape' came top in it's nominated category for International Current Affairs.

Take a look at the trailer here.

ITN lands Easyjet access

03 Nov 2016


ITN lands Easyjet access

ITN Productions has landed access to Easyjet and will follow trainee pilots as they take off for the first time in a three-part documentary series for ITV.

It will follow pilots as they begin training and take their debut solo flight, their first passenger flight and track the ups and downs of mastering take-off and landing.

ITNP Industry News launch at RSPH awards

28 Oct 2016


ITNP Industry News launch at RSPH awards

Following on from 2015’s ‘Improve and Protect’ programme, RSPH and ITN Productions partnered again this year to produce a programme called ‘Championing the Public’s Health’.

This  was launched last night at the Royal Society for Public Health Awards. The programme explores some of the UK’s major public health challenges and the initiatives being taken to tackle them.

Watch the full programme here.

'WATANI' Oscar and Prix Europa success

27 Oct 2016


'WATANI' Oscar and Prix Europa success

The ITN Productions documentary 'WATANI: MY HOMELAND' has been shortlisted for the Documentary Shorts category of The Oscars 2017. It has also won the Prix Europa award for Best European TV programme of the year about cultural diversity.

Marcel Mettelsiefen's unique documentary follows a Syrian family over three traumatic years, from the ruins of their life in Aleppo, to beginning their new lives in Germany.

'Behind the scenes' of our Jamie Oliver interview

27 Oct 2016


'Behind the scenes' of our Jamie Oliver interview

Here's a little sneak-peak behind the scenes of our Jamie Oliver interview on the shoot of our new Industry News programme 'Championing the Public's Health'.

The programme launches tonight at the RSPH awards in front of key public health leaders.

Commercials team wins big at Media Week Awards

21 Oct 2016


Commercials team wins big at Media Week Awards

The Commercials team attended the Media Week Awards 2016 last night in their finery.

They took home a whopping four awards; the gold award for their ‘ITV with #suzukisaturdays and Ant & Dec’, ‘ITV with The Woodland Trust: Discover the World on your desktop’ and best use of content for ‘The 7Stars and ITV for #suzukisaturdays’.

They also won a bronze award for ‘ITV with Camelot’s Play Makes It Possible’.

'Travel Agents Taking Off' launches at ASTA 2016

29 Sep 2016


'Travel Agents Taking Off' launches at ASTA 2016

Our USA Industry News team had a grand time premiering our new film 'Travel Agents Taking Off' at the ASTA Global Convention in Reno last night.  

The programme, featuring an interview with travel personality Samantha Brown, was very well received. 

'Escape from ISIS' wins International Emmy

22 Sep 2016


'Escape from ISIS' wins International Emmy

We couldn't be prouder - 'Escape From ISIS' has won an International Emmy. 

"We're thrilled to win this Emmy for a second year running against stiff international competition. Reporter / producer Ed Watts and Exec producer George Waldrum did an amazing job with a very challenging subject but the real heroes are the extraordinary women who despite their appalling experience were willing to tell the world about their ordeal at the hands of ISIS." - Chris Shaw, Editorial Director. 

 

Construction Worker of The Year Awards

16 Sep 2016


Construction Worker of The Year Awards

ITN Productions proudly sponsored the 'Construction Manager of the Year awards' last night.

Our Industry News team attended in their finery and were treated to a fantastic, sequin-filled evening.

The Head of Industry News, Simon Shelley (front left), presented an award and a teaser of their film 'Masterminds of Construction' was shown.  

Why live TV ads won’t work for every brand

13 Sep 2016


Why live TV ads won’t work for every brand

As live TV ads become increasingly popular among marketers our Head of Commercials, Adam Barnett, talks to Marketing Week about how brands can make the most of the format – but warns it isn’t for everyone.

Click below to read the full article.

 

'Seize The Holiday' campaign with Virgin Holidays

12 Sep 2016


'Seize The Holiday' campaign with Virgin Holidays

ITN Productions and HLA joined forces to co-produce the world’s first live streamed global ad from 18 locations around the world for Virgin Holidays.

The 60 second advert aired during ITV’s X Factor on Saturday night, and required 19 simultaneous shots. 

The live commercial was designed to show a UK audience that people just like them are experiencing their ideal holidays, at this very moment.

Click below to view.

ODN smashes their Facebook figures

09 Sep 2016


ODN smashes their Facebook figures

Our Digital team hit record figures on Facebook this week with a heartwarming story about a dog named Nikki who became trapped when searching for food.

The clip reached 4 million people after being shared nearly 22 thousand times.

To see this video and more click below.

'Children on the Frontline' screened at UN Assembly

07 Sep 2016


'Children on the Frontline' screened at UN Assembly

ITNP Television's programme 'Children on the Frontline - The Escape' was screened in front of 2500 diplomats and dignitaries at the UN General assembly hall in New York to mark World Humanitarian Day on August 19th.

ITN Productions Family Day

05 Sep 2016


ITN Productions Family Day

The ITN Productions family day was a chance for all of the different factions within ITN to come together (including family members) for a day of fun and games.

There was a Suzuki racing bug track, a Cadbury’s chocolate fountain, a Lego play-zone, a red carpet photo opportunity and much more. 

One of the highlights of the day was Safari Pete’s wildlife show which allowed adults and children alike to get up close and personal with animals such as a crocodile, a meercat and a scorpion. 

Whitechapel Mission Breakfast Challenge

02 Sep 2016


Whitechapel Mission Breakfast Challenge

It was an early 5:45 am start for ten members of our team yesterday as they took part in the Whitechapel Mission Breakfast Challenge.

They prepared and cooked breakfast for approximately 300 people who may not have eaten for up to 24 hours.

It was a thoroughly rewarding experience for all involved.

'President Trump: Can he really win?'

02 Sep 2016


'President Trump: Can he really win?'

We were excited to learn that our programme 'President Trump: Can he really win?' achieved 1.5 million viewers (peaking at 1.6 million) when it aired. 

The programme also generated a lot of buzz on social media with lots of you wanting to have your say about the controversial figure. 

ITNP Post Production go Go Karting

01 Sep 2016


ITNP Post Production go Go Karting

Last night our post team went for a night of bonding at the Go Karting track in Shepherd's Bush.

There were bruised ribs and a few bruised egos but in the end everyone got to live out their Mario Kart fantasies and walked away winners.

Digiday UK go behind the scenes at ITNP

29 Aug 2016


Digiday UK go behind the scenes at ITNP

Digiday UK spent the day with us at ITN Productions to see what goes on behind the scenes.

To see the full article click below.

 

ITN Productions ranked 21st out of 100

26 Aug 2016


ITN Productions ranked 21st out of 100

We are delighted to have been ranked 21st in Televisual's annual 'Top 100 Production Companies' yearly listing, published at Edinburgh Television Festival.

We also placed highly within a number of individual specialisms such as 6th for entertainment, 5th for popular factual and 6th for specialist factual.

The Edinburgh Television Festival

24 Aug 2016


The Edinburgh Television Festival

At ITN Productions we’re all about new emerging talent.

With that in mind our Group MD Mark Browning spoke in a panel discussion at the Edinburgh TV Festival about the success of apprenticeship schemes in delivering new industry talent and our Editorial Director Chris Shaw chaired a talent scheme session from 2016’s Ones to Watch (the Festival’s charitable talent scheme for emerging talent). 

Overall it was a hugely interesting and enjoyable festival and we were delighted to have been nominated for 2 awards at the festival.

ITNP News heads back from the Rio Olympics

22 Aug 2016


ITNP News heads back from the Rio Olympics

After a few eventful weeks at the Olympic Games our News and Sports teams are on their way home from Rio. One of the many highlights for them was hosting Mo Farah's wife and daughter for an interview on their rooftop terrace.

ITNP Industry News attend ASAE Exposition

17 Aug 2016


ITNP Industry News attend ASAE Exposition

ITNP Industry News have been out in the US attracting new Associations at the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Salt Lake City.

The cupcakes on their stand went down a treat with attendees and more importantly they met Kevin Bacon!

ITNP Sport looks to rights-holders outside UK

11 Aug 2016


ITNP Sport looks to rights-holders outside UK

Alastair Waddington, Director of Sport Production, talks with rights-holders outside the UK.

Check out the full article below.

'Bridging the video chasm' by Greg Melia, CAE

10 Aug 2016


'Bridging the video chasm' by Greg Melia, CAE

By 2020 video will account for 82% of all consumer internet traffic. Find out how ITN Productions Industry News can help Associations make the leap to video.

Click below to read the full article.

'Escape from ISIS' nominated for International Emmy

09 Aug 2016


'Escape from ISIS' nominated for International Emmy

'Dispatches: Escape from ISIS' has received a nomination for the Current Affairs category at the prestigious International Emmy Awards 2016.

The documentary exposes the brutal treatment of the estimated four million women living under the rule of the so-called Islamic State.

The EFL season kicks off

08 Aug 2016


The EFL season kicks off

The ITNP sports team were on site with camera's in hand to capture the first game of the EFL season between Fulham and Newcastle. 

There's nothing quite like the smell of a freshly mown football pitch!

The Rio 2016 Olympics are here

05 Aug 2016


The Rio 2016 Olympics are here

Our sports team has been busy in Rio creating digital coverage of the Olympic Games for SNTV and for anyone wishing to broadcast live from the Olympics, our news teams are over there now offering quality broadcast facilities.

To book your spot email rio2016@itn.co.uk.

Grierson Award nomination

01 Aug 2016


Grierson Award nomination

Starting the week with good news - we’ve been shortlisted in the Grierson Awards Best Documentary for Current Affairs category for 'Dispatches: Escape from Isis'.

GB Athletes & ITN Source News prepare for Rio

31 Jul 2016


GB Athletes & ITN Source News prepare for Rio

As the excitement to the Olympics rises, Jennifer Cordingley caught up with Mo Farah & the GB athletics team when they brought the spirit of Rio to London.

Don’t forget our ITN Source News team are setting up broadcast facilities in Rio, so make sure you’ve booked your spot to broadcast live from the games by emailing rio2016@itn.co.uk

Industry News & the IET

29 Jul 2016


Industry News & the IET

Industry News joined forces with the IET for their Open House initiative to get kids thinking about feats of engineering and technology.  

They learned all about the VR studio wearing ‘the cloak of invisibility’ and got the opportunity to present the weather with ITV London presenter Helen Plint.

'I am Team GB' gets Ad of the Day

21 Jul 2016


'I am Team GB' gets Ad of the Day

Our Commercials team are delighted to have been awarded 'Ad of the week' in The Drum for their 'I Am Team GB' ad campaign, created in collaboration with ITV Creative, ITV AdVentures and the National Lottery.

Check out the full article below.